Remarkable Ohio


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4-47 Founding of Lorain, Ohio

Side A: At the mouth of the Black River in April, 1787, Moravian missionary David Zeisberger attempted a settlement of Indians but was ordered further west by unfriendly Delaware Indians. On July 16, 1834, a plat of this site was filed by Conrad Reid, Daniel Baldwin, Quartus Gillmore and Barna Meeker. The town, Black River, was incorporated as Lorain fifty years later.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Greater Lorain Chamber of Commerce, The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 123 Alabama Avenue, 
Location: East side of the Black River, near boat ramp. Approx. 1 mile E of Lakeview Park
Latitude: 41.471386
Longitude: -82.177197